Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced that the Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) has been enforced in Manipur from December 11.
The announcement was made by the chief minister during a press conference held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on December 11.
Briefing media persons, Singh stated that after the verbal assurance by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the Parliament on Monday, the extension of Inner Line Permit System to Manipur was published in the Gazette of India on December 11. With such publication in the Gazette of India, it is now official that ILPS is being enforced in Manipur with immediate effect, he added.
Stating that it is a dream come true for the people of Manipur, Singh said that the implementation of the law will protect the indigenous people of the state. The chief minister thanked the central leaders for taking up such positive step in a short period of time for the larger interest of state. He also remembered the tireless efforts made by the people, CSOs, Meira Paibis (women torch bearers), political parties etc. for the implementation of ILPS in the state.
The chief minister said necessary steps would be taken immediately to check the influx of illegal immigrants at the border areas of the state.